We have the silver "yearling" badge. How about a gold badge for old timers who've been an active member for 10 years?

It could be contingent on getting X reputation over the past decade.

Related: Badge suggestion: Badge for being active member for 3 or 5 years

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    Sounds like a cool idea to me; unlike the Beta badge (which no one will ever earn again on SO) this'd be something that those slackers who waited around until '09 to join the network could look forward to. – Shog9 Aug 21 '18 at 20:10
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    5 year proposal, from 5 years ago, apparently it's that time again! – ben is uǝq backwards Aug 21 '18 at 20:41
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    @benisuǝqbackwards I asked the question 20 days too early. Had I waited, it would have been exactly 5 years ago :) – Zain R Aug 21 '18 at 21:15
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    We'll need to nail down the name and exact criteria, but we have to do this, it's a moral imperative! :) – Tim Post Aug 22 '18 at 10:46
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    If we call it a decayed badge I might support it ... – rene Aug 22 '18 at 10:50
  • @Tim how about: "Part Of The Furniture"? :) – Jon Clements Aug 22 '18 at 10:54
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    my vote goes to "Old Fart" name for this badge – gnat Aug 22 '18 at 11:08

Not an (exact) spec, but laying out a few notes to help:

  • Count this by the # of yearling badges awarded, that allows someone to take a break without resetting the counter completely. Doesn't have to be consecutive years.

  • 'Decadian' isn't a word (there's no formal salutation I can find for something that turns 10), but I think we need to make this a gold badge that describes something that gets better with age. Cheese comes to mind, but some folks don't care for animal products in their bling, wine has alcohol, as does fruitcake. Hmmm....

  • 'Decadated' is a play on dedicated, but not sure if that's too cheesy (or cheesy enough (see previous point))

There's also something we could conceivably open up to someone that has ten years of active experience on the site (while a padded room is appropriate, this would need to be delivered digitally), or maybe we could send someone an award for this. We're open to suggestions.

Anyway, we've got less than 6-8 weeks before folks start collecting double-digit yearling badges, so we need to come up with specifics pretty quickly :)

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    Maybe they'd appreciate some dedicated swag like a tshirt that reads "I lost 10 years of my life at stack exchange" or "Been at stack exchange for 10 years and got the tshirt" the possibilities are endless! – user308386 Aug 22 '18 at 11:30
  • There is "centenarian", "nonagenarian", and "octogenarian" so why not "genarian"? – ale Aug 22 '18 at 12:14
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    Oh, sorry. The term is actually "denarian". – ale Aug 22 '18 at 12:18
  • Or, what's wrong with "double-digits"? – ale Aug 22 '18 at 12:19
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    I think the criteria sounds good. How about decadeling along the same lines as yearling? – Journeyman Geek Aug 22 '18 at 13:19

I like the idea, but I think there should be a different name for every year badge earned, it will make it more exciting!

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